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Pinoy math wizards win 35 awards in South Africa contest

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team wins a total of 35 awards at the 2019 South Africa International Mathematics Competition

Pinoy kids win big in international science and math competitions

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The 94-member Philippine team raked in medals at the 3rd International Junior Math Olympiad and the 1st Vanda Science Global Finals in Malaysia

Filipino kids reap medals at world math olympiad in Japan

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: All 181 members of the Philippine delegation win medals at the World Mathematics Invitational held in Fukuoka, Japan

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The Philippine delegation to the World Mathematics Invitational held in Fukuoka, Japan from July 15 to 19, 2019. Photo

How crocheting rescued math

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Normally, when you think of nature, you do not think of structure. But the work of people like mathematician and science writer Margaret Wertheim will convince you otherwise.

Filipino students win 33 awards at India math contest

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team finishes first runner-up at the 8th International Youth Mathematicians Convention in Lucknow, India

WINNERS. The victorious Philippine team at the awarding ceremony of the 8th International Youth Mathematicians Convention in Lucknow, India. Photo courtesy of MTG

Pinoy kids bag 32 medals at math-science olympiad in China

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The olympiad drew almost 400 contestants from 21 countries and regions

Pinoy kids stamp class in 2018 World Mathematics Invitational

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Once again Filipinos shine in the 2018 staging of this top-caliber competition participated in by 22 countries

 GOLD. Member of the Philippine team who won gold medals in the 2018 World Mathematics Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.

13-year-old Filipino aces international math contest

Aug 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Meet Shawn Darren Chua, 13, the lone perfect scorer in the 2018 International Junior Math Olympiad held in Thailand

WINNING SMILE. Shawn Chua receives his award on stage. Photo courtesy of Eunice Chua

Young Pinoys bag 126 medals in Singapore math competition

Jul 25, 2018 - 3:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Team wins 14 golds, 43 silvers, and 69 bronzes, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories

Photo from SEI DOST

PH ranks 3rd in international math contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

7 members of the Philippine team receive gold medals in the individual round of the competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

7-year-old Filipino math whiz shows amazing skills in 'Little Big Shots'

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Miguel Secillano wows 'Little Big Shots' host Steve Harvey, the audience, and netizens all over the world when he solves complicated math problems in less than 10 seconds

PH math wizards win 87 medals in Thailand contest

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Filipino students win 14 gold, 25 silver and 33 bronze medals, 11 merit awards and 4 special prizes

Pinoy math wizards bag 22 medals in Malaysia

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Young Filipino math wizards won 28 awards in the 4th Challenge for Future Mathematicians contest.

Pinoy students bag 23 medals at Int’l Math and Science Olympiad in Singapore

Nov 26, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Here are the country’s medalists at International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School

MEDALISTS. Filipino students display their medals at the awarding ceremony of the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School in Singapore. Photo by MTG

Pinoy math wizards bag 273 medals in Singapore math contest

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The math wizards reap 32 gold 75 silver and 166 bronze medals at the International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers IMOYA

Team Philippines tops Singapore International Math Contest with 245 medals

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:39 AM

China placed second while Thailand is third

MULTI-AWARDED. Some of the country’s 33 gold medalists being awarded at the 13th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore. Photo by MTG/Henry Castro

Filipino students bag 52 medals, awards in India math contest

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Here s the complete list of individual team and group contest winners from the Philippines

The country's elementary (left) and high school teams display the Philippine flag and their awards at the India International Mathematics Competition awarding ceremony. Photo by MTG

Filipino whiz kids reap awards in Singapore Math Olympiad

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Philippine Team garners medals and trophies during the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge SIMOC

MATH WHIZ. Filipino kids win big in a math competition in Singapore.

Philippine Team wins medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Philippines won three silver medals and three bronze medals in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

PHILIPPINE TEAM. From left to right: Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Clyde Wesley Ang (Bronze), Farrell Eldrian Wu (Silver), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze), Albert John Patupat (Silver), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver), Sean Anderson Ty (Bronze), and Dr. Richard Eden. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

Pinoy kids shine in 2017 World Mathematics Invitational

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Team wins 10 gold 19 silver and 9 bronze medals and 3 merit awards in the Vietnam math olympiad

WINNERS. The Philippine Team bags multiple medals and awards at the World Mathematics Invitational 2017 in Vietnam. Photo from Asian Math Sci League Inc.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Coco Alcuaz finds out the big idea behind Professor Didith Rodrigo's children's books written for young girls

Pinoy kids bag 4 medals at 21st Junior Balkan Math Olympiad

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Filipino high school students bagged two silvers and two bronze medals

Hate math? Model, engineer Pietro Boselli's survival tips for class

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Here are some tips and tricks from the World s Hottest Math Teacher Pietro Boselli

WATCH: Meet Pietro Boselli, the 'World's Hottest Math Teacher'

Mar 12, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Here s what you should know about this engineer model and teacher who s currently in Manila

PIETRO BOSELLI. The model and engineer is in Manila as Bench's newest ambassador. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM

We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives

Young Pinoy kids win medals at World Math Team Championship

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Pinoy math athletes won 3 gold 7 silver and 17 bronze medals

PSHS Intermediate Team: (L to R) Jose Lorenzo P. Abad, Wesley Gavin Go Palomar, Frederick Ivan Michael T. Tan, Dominic Lawrence R. Bermudez, Sinead Dylan P. Vallester, Bert Joseph A. Tropicales, Coach Mario Danilo R. Lanura

DepEd allots P15.5B for hiring of teachers in 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers [We need] a huge army of teachers we ll recruit more says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Philippines tops Singapore math contest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Philippine students reap over 200 medals at the International Mathematics Contest in Singapore edging out competitors from 12 other countries and territories

MEDALISTS. Gold medalists and grade level champions Julian Raymund Yu (seated left) of British School Manila and Jarrett Ian Lim of the Philippine Academy of Sakya (seated right) with Philippine team officials at the 12th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Anthony Hejie Suralta

UP Visayas' first summa cum laude is next student regent

Jul 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM

As the next student regent Raoul Manuel will represent the 50 000 undergraduate and graduate students of the UP system nationwide in the Board of Regents

STUDENT LEADER. Raoul Danniel Manuel is the 34th UP Student Regent. Photo from UP Visayas' official Facebook page

Int'l Math Olympiad: Filipino HS students finally bring home gold

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED The Philippine team also brings home two silver medals and two honorable mention awards

GOLD. The Philippines' representatives at the International Math Olympiad held last July 6 to 16 in Hong Kong all brought home medals. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

From mudslinging to math-slaying: 'Experts' clash on VP race result

May 13, 2016 - 12:28 AM

Experts weigh in on the dramatic rise of vice presidential bet Leni Robredo in the partial unofficial tally and most of them agree that the issue is simply a function of geography and common sense

Can the Philippines produce its own Einsteins?

Feb 17, 2016 - 4:03 PM

While we have our own bright minds in the basic sciences we still have a long way to go

BETTER RESOURCES. A physics graduate holding up a streamer calling for national industrialization during graduation rites in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Image courtesy of Agham Youth

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

Filipino math wizards win 26 medals, awards in Malaysia tilt

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine students win at the International Teenagers Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia

WINNERS. Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers' Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of MTG

PH tops international math contest

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:06 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Filipino kids win 53 medals and trophies in the competition

WINNERS: The medalists from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia (top) and champion Philippine Junior Team A (bottom) Jonathan Conrad Yu, Andrhea Angelina San Gabriel, Ryan Jericho Sy  and Fedrick Lance Lim with Dr. Isidro Aguilar, DepEd-Manila Division Superintendent Priscilla de Sagun, Dr. Archieval Rodriguez and Dr. Eduardo dela Cruz, dean of the Arellano University School of Education. Photo by MTG

PH team wins 69 medals in China math olympiad

Aug 08, 2015 - 3:09 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine whiz kids win 7 gold 24 silver and 38 bronze medals at the 2015 China Primary Math Olympiad

PH TEAM. The Philippine delegation at the 2015 China Primary Math Olympiad. Photo courtesy of MTG

DepEd admits delay in buying science, math kits worth P2.56B

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:45 PM

To date the department is still bidding out contracts for over 82 000 science and math equipment using allocations from its 2014 and 2015 budgets

#PugadBaboy: Career for flunkers

Jun 19, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:16 PM

A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore s elite high school students baffles Internet users around the world after it goes viral

VIRAL DILEMMA. The photo of the Singapore math problem that went viral in social media over the weekend.

PH overall champion in India math contest

Dec 09, 2014 - 1:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: All 18 Philippine delegates win in the 6th International Young Mathematicians’ Convention IYMC in Lucknow India

WINNERS. The Philippine team members with their coaches show the medals they won in the India math contest. Photo by MTG

Filipino math wizards reap medals in India math contest

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:48 AM

Young Filipinos shine in an international math tilt that drew over 200 participants from 11 countries

WINNERS. The Filipino medalists with delegation head Dr. Simon Chua (middle, back row) at Lucknow airport their flight  to Manila. Photo from MTG

The 2015 Metrobank Math Challenge is on

Oct 06, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Are you up for the challenge?

Young Pinays shine in China math Olympiad

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The 4 member Philippine team reap awards at the 13th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad where they competed against 37 other teams from around the world

Pinoy math whiz bags PH's first gold medal in China olympiad

Aug 02, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Adrian Reginald Sy of St Jude Catholic School wins a gold medal in the 11th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad

MATH WIZARDS. The Philippine team in the 11th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad. From left: team leader James Kelvin Martin, Gen Mark Tanno, Andrew Lawrence Sy, Adrian Reginald Sy, Harvey Uy, and Raymond Joseph Fadri. Photo from Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines

Pinoy math champs win 39 awards in South Korea

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:52 AM

Young students win big at the Korea International Mathematics Competition

MATH CHAMPS. Filipino contestants show the medals the won in the 2014 Korea International Mathematics Competition (KIMC)

UP Mathematics Club search for math wizards on

Feb 05, 2014 - 1:58 PM

The UP Mathematics Club to hold 41st Annual Nationwide Search for the Math Wizard on February 15 at UP Diliman